Die Hard (1988)

Die Hard (1988)


Synopsis: Al and a group of “terrorists” interrupt a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza office building to steal the contents of the safe.

Al’s Role: Al plays Uli, one of the “terrorists”. His big scene is when he breaks into a candy machine and steals a Nestle Crunch bar. Al has a pretty vital role, actually. It’s his job to place the explosives on the roof to blow the hostages to smithereens. Unfortunately, some cowboy from New York City plugs him on his way back from the roof.

Al Dialogue: Such classic lines as “You got it.” and “Move it! Come on! Let’s Go!”

Al Dies: Toward the end while returning from the roof, Al is shot by McClane (Bruce Willis).

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Action Jackson (1988)

Action Jackson (1988)

Dellaplane’s Chauffeur

Synopsis: A tough New York City cop (Carl Weathers) goes on a manhunt for drug dealers. (You’ll be seeing this plot again, and again, and again, and again…)

Al’s Role: The head honcho Dellaplane’s chauffeur and right hand man. He is only visible for a couple of minutes, total. First, there’s a brief closeup of him watching Craig T. Nelson as he whoops the hell out of one of his karate students. A short while later, the villain finds it necessary to shoot Sharon Stone through the gut after she has fallen for the hero. Al bursts in the door, gun in hand, to see what the trouble is.

Al Dialogue: Once the karate kid has been severely beaten, Dellaplane tells Al to take him away — thus leading to his only dialogue in the film: “Yes sir.”

Al Dies: During one of the climactic battle scenes. He only has time to show off a few martial arts tornado kicks before an extra puts several bullets in the poor guy’s chest. That’s right: he’s not even killed by a main character.

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Godzilla (1998)

Godzilla (1998)

Nameless fisherman

Synopsis: A gigantic lizard tears apart Manhattan.

Al’s Role: One of the fishermen aboard the ship at the beginning. He gets a long closeup shortly before the big lizard takes a swipe at him.

Al Dialogue: If Al says anything, it’s lost in the noise from the ship being torn apart.

Al Dies: It’s hard to say exactly what the cause of death is. It shows him sitting there, then a gigantic claw swings in front of him, and when it moves away, Al is gone. I can’t decide whether he was stomped, slashed, or drowned. In any case, Al gets killed by Godzilla, and that has to count for something.

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Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

Genghis Khan

Synopsis: Two high school dufuses (Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter) are granted the gift of a time traveling phone booth so that they can pick up historical figures for a major school report.

Al’s Role: The great Mongolian barbarian, Genghis Khan (like you didn’t know that). Yes, this movie cast Al in probably his most recognizable part ever. He does it all in this one, setting many records for his personal career. He gets to ride a skateboard, twirl a bat and kiss a girl! Way to go Al! Many people will remember him from this one because of his trademark sporting goods romp.

Al Dialogue: Grunts and Mongolian chatter.

Al Dies: In 1227 AD, after returning to his own time and trying to drown the memory of Bill and Ted in an ocean of blood (if only it were that easy!).

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Al Leong as Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan in a phone booth